An attractive half-length portrait by the noted Austrian lithographer Josef Kriehuber of the young composer and pianist in pensive pose, seated, with sheets of music manuscript paper beneath his right hand. Franz LISZT.

An attractive half-length portrait by the noted Austrian lithographer Josef Kriehuber of the young composer and pianist in pensive pose, seated, with sheets of music manuscript paper beneath his right hand.

Wien: C.A. Spina. On china paper. Signed in the stone by the artist at lower right and with "Gedr. bei Joh. Hofelich" printed at lower left. Mounted on heavy dark ivory paper with facsimile signature ("F. Liszt" ) below image and imprint at center of lower margin.

Lithograph slightly foxed, primarily to upper right, with only a few spots affecting the image itself. Mount heavily browned where formerly matted; some slightly heavier foxing; several small tears to blank edges; lower right blank corner chipped.

Burger no. 320 (dated [1]846 in the stone). László and Mátéka: Franz Liszt par l'Image, no. 170.

An attractive portrait of the young Liszt, who would go on to become a highly distinguished composer, pianist, and teacher, a towering figure of the Romantic movement in music.

Kriehuber (1800-1876) is regarded as the most important portrait lithographer of the Viennese Biedermeier period; both the Albertina and the Austrian National Library hold significant collections of his works. Item #31153

Price: $750.00  other currencies

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